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UFOs during the Vietnam War

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posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 02:44 PM
Here is a link to a case in 1966.

I talked to a helicopter pilot that did 3 tours over there. He said he knew of several incidents.
A vietnamese guy I once new said that he was abducted and lived on a UFO for months at a young age.
Just wondered if this has been an overlooked area for the UFO phenomenon.

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 02:51 PM
Remember reading about a gI serving over there, he said he reported seeing ufo orbs to his superiors and was told to forget what he'd encountered. Vietnam like all other theaters of conflict would be of interest to the watchers.

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 03:14 PM
Would like to know a bit more about your Vietnamese friend and his adventure

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 03:20 PM
Just wanted to let you know that this is a subject near and dear to my heart and has been since the early 90's when I first began to understand the levels our troops entered during the time of Vietnam.

Alternate realities , UFOs, UAP, and many other phenomena.

I think that they are some of the most solid witness's and highly underrated. Many incredible stories have come from both Ground Troops as well as Navy and Air Force.

Not just our country either.

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 08:59 PM
As for the story of my coworker. First let me say that it was quite a few years ago. Normally a quiet guy, he told the story to some other coworkers. I heard maybe a week or two afterwards. It went something like this- I estimate he is around 42 now if I am right around 1972 he claims he was playing away from house and basically was abducted and taken aboard a UFO by "Frogmen". He was gone for a reasonable period of time. They then brought him back to the same place they grabbed him. For like the next year he could not go to play in that area and the family put him in the center of the room and all slept around him. That's about all I can recall.

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 09:18 PM
Yes I've heard many stories (and read ) of UFO's in "The Nam". also stories of up-right walking apes.

My brother (who was a Marine thre durning 67-68) saw a couple of ape type creatures over 5 feet tall.

He and another Marine were taking some trash to an area on the edge of the base where they dump; and saw (he said) "We saw these two monkey men going through the garbage! We stood there looking at them moving things around...and said what the f---! is that!

The two ape creatures saw them and ran off into the bush fast !

I told him he should report that to cryptozoologist blah blah blah...

He said they where seen alot and such...

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 09:23 PM
Great stories, see what I meant about the levels?

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 10:06 PM
Some consider this event a UFO incident because it mentions the possibility of North Vietnamese helicopters. In this year of 1968 some say if it was possible that the North had air assault capable helos, that they wouldn't use them over the DMZ because of assured loss.
I personally haven't had any reason to believe we are visited by ET's but, these do classify as UNIDENTFIED that's for sure. Any way, you read, you decide.

Strange Vietnam mystery

Edit for horrendous spelling errors

[edit on 9-1-2008 by vance]

posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by vance

I have heard other stories of what the locals and some of the Marines would call, "Rock Apes" in the area in and around Khe Sanh, here is an example:

Location. Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Date: March 23 1968 Time: night
During heavy fighting in the area a young marine on guard duty heard noises in the rocks below. Thinking it was Viet Cong infiltrators he readied his rifle but was stunned to see a large hairy ape-like figure briefly come out of the wooded rocks and run into a wooded field. Terrified, he yelled and fired his weapon wildly. Local Vietnamese villagers called these bipedal apes, “Jungle men”. Sometimes called “Rock Apes” as well.

HC addendum
Source: Diary of A Marine? source lost among the paperwork

posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by vance

Here is another bizarre story I found in a 'Russian' UFO website, is of course 2nd hand info and impossible to verify...hopefully nothing was lost on the translation:
Location. Near Cao Bang, North Vietnam (at the time)
Date: August 12-13 1968 Time: night
A group of Soviet engineers working in this isolated region in the hope of building a hydroelectric power plant suddenly heard a rumble of engines overhead and thinking that it was American B-52 bombers they all ran out of their tents but were surprised to see a black angular diamond shaped object approximately twice the size of the moon and which emitted a greenish-blue light. Moments later a fiery comet shaped object emerging somewhere on the earth struck the diamond shaped object, immediately their was a bright flash which blinded everyone, and then a powerful shock wave knocked the Russian hydrologists down and tore their tents apart, sweeping away their equipment, fortunately no one was seriously hurt, but the explosion produced deep concern amongst those present. They even thought that a small nuclear device had exploded. During several hours neither their radio nor communications equipment worked, producing only severe static. Only in the morning it was possible to contact their central base and report the incident. The scientists promised a full report of the events and visited the closest village where strangely there was no sign of destruction or explosion, the inhabitants only thought that they had heard a very “loud thunderstorm”. After about 2 days the scientists found at about 1km from their base camp a black half sphere shaped object about 3 meters in diameter. The surface of the sphere was completely black; it seemed that light did not reflect from its surface. Moreover the sphere did not cast a shadow; the rays of the low evening sun seemed to go around the strange object, falling on the high grass around it. By touch the sphere seemed cool and a bit slippery, as if doused with soapy water. One of the men attempted to scratch the surface of the sphere with a sharp knife to no avail. They then notified their central base about their enigmatic finding. Soon after the group received instructions from their main base, to set up a protective perimeter around the object and guard it until a “special group” arrived at the site. They were strictly warned not to approach within 20meters of the sphere, thus the entire group of five men camped at exactly 20 meters from the sphere. They had no idea what the sphere could be and guessed it was some kind of new weaponry either of Soviet or American origin. After building a small bonfire the men began to rest. The men stared at the bizarre object with bizarre fascination and fear. One of the specialists, Boris Ivanov wrote in his dairy that the men rested uneasy staring at the object in the light of their bonfire with their carbines ready just in case of any problems, waiting for the Special Forces group to eventually show up and take control of the situation. Soon one of the men, Viacheslav G, rose and went into the brushwood; the rest barely noticed and thought that it must be a prosaic reason for his outing. When in five minutes he did not return, the men began to nervously call out his name, but he did not return. Searching the area with flashlights in the direction of the sphere the men could not find Viacheslav. Concerned and afraid the rest of the men decided not to look any further and returned to the bonfire. After about an hour another man, Peter K, silently rose and also went into the brushwood exactly in the same direction that Viacheslav had taken. He seemed to move uncomfortably, rocking back and forth, apparently very drowsy. A kind of anxiety suddenly enveloped the rest of the men and they remained sitting by the bonfire, unable to intervene. Peter K never returned. This time the remaining men did not search for Peter, but simply sat and waited. A feeling of predestination filled the men. After two more hours to the sphere went Vladimir M., it was obvious that he could not resist whatever force beckoned him, he also never came back. Now only two men remained, Boris and Sergey T. both torpid with fear and refusing to move from their position. But suddenly Sergey’s face became distorted; he arose like a weak-willed marionette and meandered away into the dark, in the direction of the strange sphere. Moments later Boris found himself able to move again, terrified he grabbed his carbine and shot himself on the leg in an attempt to disable himself so he wouldn’t walk away to an uncertain faith. As a result of the pain, he passed out. This action possibly saved Boris. He woke up in the morning when the specialists arrived. They found him half-conscious by the now extinguished bonfire, having lost a lot of blood but still alive, by this time the sphere had disappeared along with his comrades. He was soon evacuated from the area, but not before Boris convinced himself that he and his friends had encounter some type of extraterrestrial probe which had somehow taken his friends with it to places unknown.

HC addendum
Source: Solomon Naffert, “Black sphere in the jungles of Vietnam” NLO May 17 2004
St Petersburg Russia (338) Type: G
Comments: Permanent abduction

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